• On Apr 13, 2018
    Alexandra from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am purchasing annual passes for my daughter's birthday. I plan on buying them in advance, but will we still have to pay for parking on the first day or will the a printed copy from home work until I can secure the actual passes at Disney?

    Hi Alexandra, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question. 

    We decided to rent a car during one of our last visits to Walt Disney World Resort, and we had just updated our Annual Passes prior to that visit. I’m pleased to report that, even though we hadn’t activated our tickets yet, we were able to head straight to the Theme Park of our choice and enjoy complimentary standard self-parking, one of my favourite perks of an Annual Pass! 

    All that we needed was to have our Annual Pass properly linked to our My Disney Experience count and to have the Cast Member at the entrance plaza an active MagicBand. I would recommend having your purchase confirmation email on hand too, just in case. 

    Finally, it goes without saying that, in order for you to be able to enjoy this Passholder perk, your daughter will need to be with you too.

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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